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Keep Your Baby Safe by Using an Organic Kids Mattress

Jan 16th 2015 at 1:02 AM

The fact that you are searching for more information on kids’ organic mattresses means that you are already familiar with—and probably alarmed by—the toxic nature of conventional mattresses. As a parent, you want to ensure that your kids are not exposed to harmful chemicals off-gassing by most of the conventional mattresses sold these days. You have heard about the health benefits of organic mattresses and are now thinking of switching to them.

Sadly, there is some confusing claims and misleading dataout on the internet about organic mattresses and their effect on babies. So many manufacturers are labeling their products ‘organic’ when they are not. Even more retailers are claiming that their crib mattresses are ‘non-toxic’ or ‘all natural’ when in fact, they’re far from that. We have sorted through all this noise to assist you in distinguishing facts from propaganda so you can make a smart buying decision and find the best organic mattresses for your kids.

When is a Mattress Truly Organic?

Most parents make the mistake of assuming that if a kid’s mattress is labeled organic, then it is safe and non-toxic. This is not true all of the time. Some supposedly organic mattresses sold today contain organic cotton filling, buthave vinyl outer covering, which is still harmful. In addition, some mattresses still usechemical fire retardants.

A real organic mattress features a 100% organic cotton covering instead of the harmful PVC plastic covers, or synthetic cotton covers used in conventional mattresses. The filling is made of all-natural latex from rubber trees, typically sustainably sourced from Malaysia and Sri Lanka. These countries produce the best natural latex. In place of toxic fire retardants, organic kids’ mattresses use wool, which has natural fire retardant properties. This mix of organic cotton, natural latex, and wool makes the mattress resistant to dust mites and gives it superior moisture management properties so that your child stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Before you buy a mattress for your child, ask the manufacturer about the materials used. Though the organic label is important,the main thing you should be looking at is whether the mattress is truly non-toxic.

Is it Worth the Expense to Buy Organic Mattresses for Kids?

Though they seem more expensive upfront, organic mattresses are actually cheaper in the long run. A good quality mattress from a reliable supplier of organic products should last at least 20 years—whereas conventional mattresses need to be replaced every few years. So if you are serious about protecting the health of your child, take the leap and go for organic, non-toxic mattresses.

About the Author:-

Dennis and LeoraHornickare the owners of the Organic Mattress Store Inc. They started this business in 2004 and within a few years, it became a big brand store in Pennsylvania and the East Coast, all the way to California.

The Organic Mattress Store Inc. is a well-known organic mattress store in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. They provide mattresses made up of 100% certified organic cotton andpure wool. They are the market leaders in a natural and organic mattress. They have all big brands in their store like Green Sleep, Royal-Pedic, WJ-Southard, Shepherds Dream, Cozy-Pure etc. for you to come in to try out.

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